After a surprise move by the Chair of the Development Committee, Tomas Tobé, the European Parliament voted in favour of making EU aid to developing countries conditional on their compliance with EU migration control objectives.
CONCORD took an active part in the AidEx conference in Brussels, that gathered more than 2.000 people from the aid and development. Here are the main takeaways from the debates, stands and discussions.
Today, less than one euro out of 5 reaches least developing countries. OECD, time to reverse the trend.
Ahead of the DAC high-level meeting, CONCORD encourages the OECD to ensure aid maintains a laser focus on eradicating poverty and sustainable development for all. The outcomes of the meeting could reinforce current worrying trends for EU aid: decrease of aid to least developed countries, increase of conditionality and securitisation of aid as well as an increase of in-donor country costs reported.
With only genuine aid being accounted, it would take the EU and its Member States another 30 years to reach their commitment to 0.7% GNI, reveals the CONCORD AidWatch report 2017 “EU Aid Uncovered – how to reach the target on time” published today.
How much did each EU country give to ODA in 2016? Get an answer in the accompanying graphs of the 2017 AidWatch Report.
The 2017 CONCORD AidWatch Report will be launched on 16 October and the paper available on 17 October. Do not miss this key publication and join our launch event in Brussels!
CONCORD in the news: This article from Johannes Trimmel, CONCORD President, on the EU Consensus on Development has been initially published in Euractiv. The EU’s New Consensus on Development is meant to plot a roadmap to meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Instead, the draft proposal appears to prioritise migration control and military operations, writes our President.
Press Release – CONCORD’s reaction to the 2016 statistics on ODA from the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD.
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Seamus Jeffreson, CONCORD Director was invited to speak on October 27th at the International Conference “Development and Democracy” in Bratislava, organised by the Pontis Foundation in the framework of the Slovak Presidency. Find here the speech and background info.